Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush calls on White House to fire Michael Flynn

Feb 13, 2017
Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement calling for the removal of National Security Advisory Michael Flynn after he confessed to discussing U.S. sanctions against Russia with Russian officials:

“Gen. Michael Flynn cannot be trusted to put America before Russia and therefore our nation cannot trust him as a national security advisor. Now that his secret ties to Putin has been exposed, the White House must act now and fire him immediately. National security is one area in which there can be no conflicts of interests. There is only one interest, and that is the safety of our nation and the American people. I join congressional leaders in calling a full investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia, be they personal, financial or political.”